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Schenectady Personal Injury Attorneys

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The Wagoner Firm, PLLC
4.8
from 11 reviews
  • 13 years in business
  • 18 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Thumbtack Customer
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m an attorney as well, though a couple hundred miles away and with a different practice specialty. But as a lawyer I tend to have very high expectations from other attorneys. I did not know Matt prior, and when my son got caught up in a minor criminal matter at college I took a chance and hired him. I was not disappointed! He was highly responsive and professional, very fair in his fees, obtained a great result (ACD), and was very reassuring to my son. Matt even gave my son a ride to and from the courthouse. What more could you ask?

  • 27 years in business
  • 11 hires on Thumbtack
Ivette B.
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This was an incredible service! He answered immediately, with solid advice, and gave me the resource if his contact information. Now I feel secure, that a have an attorney to turn to, which is very, very comforting! Thank you!

Hug Law PLLC
5.0
from 3 reviews
  • 13 years in business
  • 6 hires on Thumbtack
Loreli A.
Verified review

Mr. Hug was very prompt in responding not only to my initial request for attorney's assistance, but in any questions I had thereafter. Handled the matter quickly and efficiently. Thank you!

Kokosa Law Firm
5.0
from 2 reviews
  • 10 years in business
  • 2 hires on Thumbtack
Jan E.
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I cannot begin to tell you how impressed I have been in dealing with Marc Kokosa at the Kokosa Law Firm. I tried to find someone on the internet to help and after no response and in total panic, I tried Thumbtack. Marc Kokosa responded within an hour of my posting. I hired the Kokosa Law Firm to help me with a speeding ticket that would've put 6 points on my drivers license. Marc Kokosa personally answered the phone when I called, and kept me advised as to what I needed to do and what to expect. He was "on the ball". I so appreciated the regular communication and good sense of humor. He was down to earth, and a "real" person to deal with. The price was really reasonable too! My 6 points were reduced to 2. I was thrilled. Thank you so much for the peace of mind you gave me throughout this process. I hope never to have to use a Law Firm again, but if I do, I know that the Kokosa Law Firm will be the first call I make. Jan Berry-Lavin

About

Martin, Harding & Mazzotti, LLP® is one of the leading personal injury attorneys in New York. Our team of attorneys work to get the money in the hands of those who deserve it the most: someone who has been wrongfully injured as a result of negligence. Our main office in Schenectady, New York is devoted to defending the rights of injured persons, and is greatly experienced in many personal injury cases, such as auto accidents, burn injuries, job-related injuries, social security disability cases, and many more.

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What is a personal injury lawyer?

A personal injury lawyer fights on your behalf if you’ve been injured physically, psychologically, economically or in reputation. This injury may be the result of neglect or malicious intent of another person, or it could be at the hands of a business, government or other entity. Personal injury lawyers specialize in tort law, which is the law of civil wrongs like car accidents, company wrongdoing, unlawful imprisonment and more.

To become qualified to be a personal injury lawyer in the United States, a person must earn a bachelor’s degree, followed by a Doctor of Jurisprudence degree from a law school. Most states then require the person to pass the bar exam to become licensed to practice law. Unlike many attorneys who require a retainer, personal injury lawyers often work on contingency fees. This means that in lieu of payment upfront, they receive an agreed-upon percentage of the settlement in case of a win.

What should you look for in a personal injury lawyer?

A personal injury lawyer will advocate for your legal rights if you’ve been hurt in an accident at work or in daily life, have suffered from medical malpractice, or are struggling to have your insurance carrier cover your needs. It may be helpful to talk with two or three lawyers before selecting one. When looking for a personal injury lawyer, research their reviews and make sure former clients have had good experiences with them. Next, make sure the personal injury lawyer has experience and proven success winning cases similar to yours. Confirm that the lawyer is licensed to provide services in your state. When you find a qualified personal injury lawyer with whom you want to work, freely discuss payment and fees before any work begins. Most lawyers offer a free consultation to learn what your case is about and explain their rates. Personal injury attorneys typically receive a percentage of your settlement (called a contingency fee), so they are paid after the trial or case is complete. Keep in mind that some attorneys have fees that you must pay even if you don’t win your trial. It’s important to understand these details before work begins so you don’t have any unhappy surprises later. Lastly, it’s wise to choose a personal injury lawyer that you have confidence in and with whom you can communicate openly and honestly.

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